On this date in 1974, the Flyers lost to the Rangers in New York, 2-1 in overtime, in Game Four of their Semifinal series.
Joe Watson opened the scoring in the game with a first-period goal at 15:32. The Rangers
' Bobby Rousseau scored a power play goal at 18:13 of the second period to tie the game at 1-1.Barry Ashbee is one of four
After a scoreless third period, Rangers forward Rod Gilbertplayers to have his uniform
scored the game-winning goal at 4:20 of the firstnumber retired by the Flyers
The Rangers' win would even the series at two games apiece. The Flyers would win the series in seven games and advance to the franchise's first Stanley Cup Finals appearance.
During the overtime period, Flyers defenseman Barry Ashbee was forced to leave the game after being struck in the eye by a puck after a slap shot by Ranger Dale Rolfe. It would be his last game as a Flyer. He would retire due to the injury on June 4, 1974.